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Ambient Air Quality Status of Jaipur City, Rajasthan, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board, Jaipur, INDIA
  • 2Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board, Jaipur, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 5, Issue (1), Pages 43-48, January,22 (2016)


Since 1991, with enactment of the economic liberalization policies, India experienced rapid industrial growth. This rise enabled growth in the resource intensive manufacturing sector and facilitated rate of material use leading to manifold impacts to the environment. Unsystematic utilization of natural resources has lead to environmental pollution. In many Indian Cities, air pollution has resulted in poor urban air quality. The air pollution can be attributed to emissions from transportation, industrial and residential activities. During the study, pollutants like PM10, PM2.5, Nitrogen dioxide, Sulphur dioxide and Carbon monoxide were studied besides meteorological parameters like temperature, relative humidity, wind speed and direction for a period from January 2014 to December, 2014. Monthly and seasonal variations of these pollutants have been monitored. On the basis of the monthly average, the air quality index for the pollutants was determined. It was observed that concentrations of the pollutants were higher in colder season as compared to summer or monsoon season. The results of this study identifies the degree of air pollution and concludes with suggestions for control of air pollution and associated health problems.


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